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Hispanic Heritage Month Feels Like an Afterthought in My Kids’ Schools

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Hispanic Heritage Month has felt a bit lackluster for me this year. As a mom, a lot of Hispanic Heritage Month is connected to my children, and what they are doing to learn about and honor Hispanic and Latinx heritage,...
Family News and Entertainment

‘Alma’s Way’ PBS Kids Series Features a Boricua Girl Growing Up in the Bronx

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
PBS Kids is getting ready to launch a brand-new animated series for kids that is all about Latinx representation. Sesame Street icon Sonia Manzano developed Alma’s Way  all about a 6-year-old Puerto Rican girl growing up in the Bronx, New...
Family Lifestyle

12 Back to School Must-Have Items with Latinx Style

What better way to send your kids back to school than with tons of confidence? Embracing our Latin heritage and being proud of who we are helps strengthen identity and build self-esteem. We say back-to-school is the perfect time to...
Culture Family

9 Cartoons Featuring Latinx & Indigenous Characters

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Representation means so much to our kids as they process their identities, and there’s absolutely no denying that Latinx and indigenous representation is still severely lacking in the entertainment world. Case in point: 89-year-old Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno, was...
Culture Family

El Día de Los Niños Celebrations Throughout Latin America

Although not much is known about El Día de Los Niños in the United States, it’s an annual celebration throughout many countries in Latin America, that was actually believed to be initiated in Mexico when then President Álvaro Obregón and...
Culture Family

10 of the Most Beloved Latin American Children’s Books

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Many of us Latina moms raising kids in the states often struggle with finding ways to keep the culture alive for our children who are mostly immersed in American society and inevitably relate more to that part of them. To...
Culture Family

My Multi-Racial Kids Helped Me Connect With My Afro-Latinx Identity

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
From as early as I can remember, I recall my Puerto Rican parents and grandparents drilling into me that we were a mixture of African, European and Taíno. That knowledge and the rich culture associated with that particular Afro-Caribbean genetic...